Royal Geographical Society International Conference

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The School of Real Estate and Land Management at the Royal Agricultural University is convening a session at the Royal Geographical Society International Conference this year. The session is kindly sponsored by the Research Geography Research Group. (

The session will explore innovative teaching approaches with the field of rural geography. The details of the session are provided below:

Students as Co-producers – Exploring Innovative Teaching Approaches within Rural Geography

This session aims to explore any aspects of teaching approaches which place students in the role of co-producers, with specific reference to Rural Geography. This may include engaging students as pedagogic consultants and evaluators or co-designers of curriculum. Additionally it aims to explore approaches which enable students to design and develop their own teaching materials. From the perspective of Rural Geography, attention may also be paid as to whether there is anything about this subject which makes if either especially amenable or especially resistant to such innovations. Such approaches, opportunities and challenges will be discussed and evaluated against a background of increasing consumerism within higher education.

Deadline for submitting abstracts is 7th February 2014

Please send abstracts up to a maximum of 250 words and proposed titles (clearly stating name, institution, and contact details) to Julian Swindell ( or Rhiannon Fisher (

Kind regards,

Dr Rhiannon Fisher
Lecturer in Rural Land Use and Management Royal Agricultural University, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7 6JS, UK

Tel: +44 (0) 1285 652531 –